C A Coates – The Lord Selects Lowly Material for the Testimony

Not many Mighty, not many Noble


The Lord selects lowly material for the testimony.  The testimony of the rights of Christ is an important subject and derives its character very much from the kind of material that is taken up to carry it.  The blessed God

Charles Coates

is looking for the sort of material that will glorify Him, so He does not call the great, the wise, or the noble, but the calling is marked by a calling of persons of no account.  Not that the wise and noble are excluded, because Paul says in 1 Corinthians 1:26, “not many mighty, not many noble.”  Lady Huntingdon said that she was  saved by the letter M.  But it is not the character of the testimony, for God chooses the poor of this world.  He is looking for persons of broken spirit, of humble and contrite heart – those are the ones who are attractive to Him.  That character of persons lends itself to the testimony; what is great and pretentious and proud does not suit the testimony.

Golden Nugget Number 212

(C.A.C. Outline of Luke p239)    

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Author: Sosthenes

Once the ruler of the synagogue at Corinth Then a co-writer of a letter by Paul - just a brother - no longer an official Now a blogger seeking to serve the Lord by posting some words that the Lord has given His Church.

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